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JD Twitch Presents Kreaturen Der Nacht
Artist
JD Twitch
Label
Strut
Catalogue Number
STRUT196
Release Date
November 9, 2018

Strut present an exclusive new compilation curated by Optimo’s JD Twitch, ‘Kreaturen Der Nacht’, bringing together classics, rarities and oddities from Germany’s original post-punk and independent scene from 1979 to 1985.

This was an era of particular artistic upheaval in Germany; emphasis was placed on expression rather than technical perfection, artistic impact rather than skill. Bands consciously abandoned the English-speaking mainstream with German band names and lyrics. “Although we had a small underground scene, it was very vibrant,” explains Gudrun Gut of Malaria! “Bands like Die Haut, our first band Mania D., Malaria!... we organised gigs ourselves, hung around together in a handful of clubs like Risiko or Dschungel and went to gigs at SO36. West Germany had other regional scenes too: Düsseldorf and Köln around Der Plan and the Ata Tak label and there was the Hamburg side with Abwärts. Germany didn’t have a real music industry like the US or UK back then.”

This new collection is a personal selection from JD Twitch: “The compilation is not designed to tell a definitive story of what was going on in Germany in this era; it is more an arbitrary collection of records I adore from a specific era with a specific attitude that hopefully together sum up some of the musical undercurrents in Germany at that time.”

The package features a host of rare and unseen photos from the period along with extensive interviews with artists including Beate Bartel (Mania D.), Gudrun Gut (Malaria!, Mania D.) Christoph Dreher (Die Haut), Michael Hirsch (P1/E, ExKurs) and Thomas Voburka (Weltklang).

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Amanita Leben Und Arbeiten 4:19 Buy

    Amanita

  2. 2 Your Turn To Run (I Will Be Your Only One) Malaria! 4:08 Buy

    Your Turn To Run (I Will Be Your Only One)

  3. 3 Zeitzelle Ausserhalb 3:35 Buy

    Zeitzelle

  4. 4 Der Karibische Western Die Haut 5:30 Buy

    Der Karibische Western

  5. 5 Pingelig Aus Lauter Liebe 3:00 Buy

    Pingelig

  6. 6 Track 4 Mania D. 3:30 Buy

    Track 4

  7. 7 Fakten Exkurs 3:53 Buy

    Fakten

  8. 8 Wunderbar (JD Twitch Edit) Christiane F. 6:12 Buy

    Wunderbar (JD Twitch Edit)

  9. 9 Dub And Die Sprung Aus Den Wolken 4:12 Buy

    Dub And Die

  10. 10 Up And Above / Up And Above Dub P1/E 6:43 Buy

    Up And Above / Up And Above Dub

Show All Tracks 16

Track List: LP

A1 LEBEN UND ARBEITEN - AMANITA
A2 MALARIA! – YOUR TURN TO RUN (I WILL BE YOUR ONLY ONE)
A3 AUSSERHALB - ZEITZELLE
A4 DIE HAUT – DER KARIBISCHE WESTERN

B1 AUS LAUTER LIEBE – PINGELIG
B2 MANIA D. – TRACK 4
B3 EXKURS – FAKTEN
B4 CHRISTIANE F. – WUNDERBAR (Optimo Edit)

C1 SPRUNG AUS DEN WOLKEN – DUB AND DIE
C2 P1/E – UP AND ABOVE / UP AND ABOVE DUB
C3 FRANZ ERLMEIER & FRITZ KÖSTLER – ÖFFNEN SIE MAL IHRE TASCHE
C4 POPULÄRE MECHANIK – SCHARFER SCHNITT (NO. 1)

D1 ANDREAS DORAU & DIE MARINAS – FRED VOM JUPITER
D2 WELTKLANG – VEB HEIMAT
D3 STEFAN BLÖSER – VOYAGER ONE
D4 MATTHIAS SCHUSTER – AN RAH ROBEEL

Track List: CD

  1. LEBEN UND ARBEITEN - AMANITA
  2. MALARIA! – YOUR TURN TO RUN (I WILL BE YOUR ONLY ONE)
  3. AUSSERHALB - ZEITZELLE
  4. DIE HAUT – DER KARIBISCHE WESTERN
  5. AUS LAUTER LIEBE – PINGELIG
  6. MANIA D. – TRACK 4
  7. EXKURS – FAKTEN
  8. CHRISTIANE F. – WUNDERBAR (Optimo Edit)
  9. SPRUNG AUS DEN WOLKEN – DUB AND DIE
  10. P1/E – UP AND ABOVE / UP AND ABOVE DUB
  11. FRANZ ERLMEIER & FRITZ KÖSTLER – ÖFFNEN SIE MAL IHRE TASCHE
  12. POPULÄRE MECHANIK – SCHARFER SCHNITT (NO. 1)
  13. ANDREAS DORAU & DIE MARINAS – FRED VOM JUPITER
  14. WELTKLANG – VEB HEIMAT
  15. STEFAN BLÖSER – VOYAGER ONE
  16. MATTHIAS SCHUSTER – AN RAH ROBEEL
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